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Barry and Linda

We have been RVing since our early married life in the 70's. I am a retired General Contractor (wood butcher extraordinaire) and Linda retired from a career in Cosmetology (hairbender). We still have a stix & brix home, but travel extensively throughout the year whenever we want. Thus RV-Anytimers. We will be posting our travels so our family and friends can ride along. view my complete profile.

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Living in Low-Crime Neighborhood in an RV

December 11th, 2014

Feeling danger on the road in an RV? Has a fear that someone would steal your precious things in an RV?

Many people have asked me several times about the dangers of living in an RV. The most appropriate response I often give them is that we always take risks in our life. In an RV, we do have risks as well, but I would argue that the risks are low compared to living in a permanent residence, especially if you are living alone without your family.

In this article, I’m going to make points why RVing is still safer than living in a permanent residence and then I will show you the precautions that you can take to live safe-and-low-crime life in an RV.

We take risks every day

Life is brimming with dangers. House fires occur every day; yet you sleep in your house most nights. Cars are constantly involved in accidents; but you keep on driving consistently. An earthquake or meteorite could suddenly destroy the building you’re in and vanish your existence; but there you sit. When you are crossing the road, you are taking the greatest risk of your life. Keep that in mind that life is all about stresses; some are good (eustress) and some are bad (distress). Sometimes risks are the motivation to do something that seems impossible. Why obsess with something about which you don’t have any control?

Fears and Precautions

Some of the risks that we acknowledge while RVing are as follows:

1. Fear of road accident

Your house is your very RV, you live under the constant fear of road accidents, especially if you have a driving phobia, so you may avoid driving at all costs. Just try your best to dry safely on the road. Some RVs like Towable RVs are hard to drive, because they need a separate motor, while other RVs like Class A RVs are easier to drive because of their nice handling. So, if your driving skills are not on the top, you may need to choose an appropriate RV.

2. Fear of stealing of your things in an RV

The criminal wants to take your assets when you aren’t there to protect them; the petty thief steals when you’re not aware of his vicinity and the extortionist strikes when he can exploit your ignorance. To control their victims, the purse snatcher, mugger and armed robber rely upon force or fear. Whatever their mode of operation, all of these criminals select what they have determined to be an easy or vulnerable target. They move quickly and try to leave as soon as possible. Put your best efforts in eliminating holes in your security.

3. Fear of natural disasters

Who don’t fear natural disasters? It is a different story in an RV though; you have less shelter, so there is a greater chance of natural disasters destroying your precious earnings. Stay updated with the current weather of the place where you have parked your RV, so you don’t miss the bad tidings.

Did the ideas present in the article make you feel “safe”? Will you be feeling safe and sound when you travel on the road in an RV?